Train mishap: Rajnath demands PM`s resignation

BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of Kalka Mail accident which killed 69 persons and left 249 injured.

Updated: Jul 12, 2011, 18:33 PM IST

Fatehpur (UP): BJP leader Rajnath Singh
on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh in the wake of Kalka Mail accident which killed 69
persons and left 249 injured.
Singh, who visited a hosptial here to meet those
injured in the accident said the Prime Minister should follow
the example of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, who had resigned
following a train mishap in 1956.

He said Singh should resign as he was was holding
charge of the railways ministry when the accident occurred on
Sunday.

"If PM takes such a decision (to resign), the people
will respect him," the former BJP president said.

He also demanded that compensation amount to the
victims both from the Centre and the state should be doubled
or tripled.
Modernisation of the railways is the only way to avoid
such accidents in future, he said.

PTI